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Admissions to Schools 

In-Year Admissions 

This section is about applying for a school place at any time in the school year.  By law, children aged between 5 and 16 must receive an education. If you would like to apply for a place at any of our schools, you will need to apply to the School Admissions Team direct, not to the schools.

The admissions procedure and criteria are outlined in the 'Finding a School Place - issue 2' booklet. Please make sure you read and understand the information in this booklet before you apply. We have also produced a quick guide to the in year process, please see the link below. Please fill in and return the ICAF (In-year application form) along with proof of your address and your child’s identity and address.  We will process your application within 10 days of receiving your form and documents we ask for. You will need to fill in one form for each child.

Please remember there are other processes you must follow if:

Admissions criteria for in-year applicants for community, trust and voluntary controlled schools in Barking & Dagenham  

Admissions criteria for in-year applicants for community, trust and voluntary controlled schools in Barking and Dagenham. Please see pages 15 to 23 of booklet mentioned above or contact the relevant school for more details.

If there are spaces at the school you ask for we can offer your child a place.  If the school is full or we receive more applications than the number of places available at a school, we will use admission criteria (conditions) to decide which applications to accept and which to turn down.

 Primary applicants:

  • Priority 1 - Children who are in the care of the local authority
  • Priority 2 - Children who have a brother or sister (sibling) at the school (or in the case of an infant school, the linked junior school) when that child is due to start school. We treat Furze Infant School and Warren Junior School, Village Infants and William Ford Church of England Junior School as linked for this purpose
  • Priority 3 - Children at the infant school linked with the junior school.  (This priority is only used when processing applications for children transferring from infant to junior schools).
  • Priority 4 - Children who live closest to the school, measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crows flies)

Secondary applicants:

  • Priority 1 - Children who are in the care of the local authority
  • Priority 2 - Children who live closest to the school, measured in kilometres in a straight line (as the crows flies)

School Admissions Team (Postal address)

Town Hall

1 Town Square

Barking

IG11 7LU

 

Phone: 020 8215 3004

Email: 3000direct@lbbd.gov.uk